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post #11 of 22

I have always enjoyed your posts and find your story particularly enjoyable.  Thanks for sharing.

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There are no coincidences- only providences.
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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
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post #12 of 22

Carol, I have to tell you that your interview was the MOST entertaining/informative/enjoyable interview I've read.  And I read them all.  Thank you so much for sharing your life with you.  I agree.  You should write an article about chicken language.  Perhaps start a thread, definitely include video documentation.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #13 of 22

Thanks for a very interesting interview, it's nice to learn more about you! One day I'd like to hear some of those ranger days stories :)

Calling all home bakers!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

 

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."  ~ Voltaire

 

Formerly NorthFLChick...but still Debby!

 

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Calling all home bakers!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

 

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."  ~ Voltaire

 

Formerly NorthFLChick...but still Debby!

 

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post #14 of 22
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I have always enjoyed your posts and find your story particularly enjoyable.  Thanks for sharing.


See there, Sir Sour, you are not the only respected Elder on BYC.

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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post #15 of 22

Azygous, A very nice interview and a well lived life so far!

Thank You!

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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post #16 of 22

Nice to finally "meet" you! What an inspiration. 

 

Isn't it amazing, when we look back, all the mistakes we made at first? I think it's great for the newbies to be able to read things like this and see that someone so seasoned and confident with her birds now, was once a newbie who made mistakes. Just like all of us!

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #17 of 22
Very nice interview. Thanks so much for sharing:D. The fact that you have tamed 10 acres single handedly is very inspiring. Your chickens are beautiful.
post #18 of 22
Great interview from a wonderful woman. I had always wondered about your name azygous and it's nice to finally understand it's meaning. I admire strong independent woman. You have lived an amazing life.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.
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post #19 of 22
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That was when I became extremely interested in chicken psychology and learning why chickens behave as they do. I found myself spending more and more time with my chickens, just watching them interact with each other and with me, and I've learned a lot.
 
Did you know that chickens have a rather complex language that we can understand if we take time to learn it? And that they have syntax? They actually speak in sentences like we humans, only their "words" are notes, and the meaning of an uttered phrase changes according to how many notes there are, and where the accent is on the series of notes.
 
The first time I ever noticed this was when I was holding a two-day old chick and my cat came into the room. The chick rattled off the exact same five-note phrase the older chickens uttered when they saw my cat coming.
 
Sometime later, I was in the run one day when the chickens told me a bear was approaching. It was a similar five-note phrase, but the accent was on a different note than the phrase for a friendly animal. It gave me time to prepare for the inevitable encounter with the bear who saw the sign that said "Carol's Meat Market".

Have a rooster that has been separated from his hens for about a month and a half now (waiting for a couple of hens to re-grow feathers due to a feather picking hen).  About a week ago we bought five 4 week old pullets and housed them in their own pen near the rooster (that is where the available shade is).  At first he ignored them, then crowed and made a noise which caused them all to go running into their coop.  Next day he did the same thing; they ignored him and run around playing as usual.  Now he is making this EEEEEEEEEEEE noise, which sounds like a squealing noise.  Do you know what that means?  He is not mean or anything, it is just so odd ... he does spend a lot of time watching them so we think he enjoys doing so.  Does that noise even have anything to do with the new pullets?

post #20 of 22

Can you record it and post it?  Sounds like he's seeing something that he considers to be a threat.  My roo has been doing a lot of day time growling.  Different sound than the overhead predator sound.  I think there is a 4 legged predator around.  One of my gals disappeared yesterday without a trace.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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